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arcserve-KB : How to create a bootable BMR ISO Image in D2D 16.5

Last Update: 2016-04-25 14:26:13 UTC

Description: Description: Starting from version 16.5 of CA ARCserve D2D the BMR ISO is not provided with the product and needs to be created separately by the user. This way it will help the customer create a complete and robust BMR ISO which also includes the third party drivers and the language of the choice.

This method creates a bootable BMR ISO image that can be burnt onto a CD/DVD for storage. The bootable USB Image (CD\DVD) can then be used to initialize the new computer system and allow the bare metal recovery process to begin. To ensure that the saved image is always the most up-to-date version, it is a good practice to create a new ISO image every time CA ARCserve D2D is updated

Solution: Please follow the below steps to create the BMR ISO

1. Right Click on the CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon which is seen in the System Tray.

 Note: - If the CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon is not found in the system tray,  select it from Start -> All Programs -> CA -> CA ARCserve D2D -> CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon. Now the CA ARCserve D2D Monitor Icon should be visible in the System Tray.

2.   Select Advanced and click on Create Boot Kit

3.    The Create boot kit option can also be accessed directly from the Start Menu

       Go to Start – All Programs – CA – ARCserve D2D – Create Boot Kit

4.    The Create boot kit for Bare Metal Recovery screen comes up as below

5.    On this Screen any one of the two available options can be selected.

Note: Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2003 are not supported to create a BMR ISO image. For these operating systems, you can use Windows Vista SP1, Windows 2003 SP2, or a later version of Windows to create your BMR ISO image.

Windows 8

When launched, the utility immediately checks the computer to determine if the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) is already installed. Windows ADK is a Microsoft tool that lets you deploy Windows operating systems to computers.

Note: The Windows ADK can be installed on the computers running the following operating systems:

-      Windows 7

-      Windows Server 2008

-      Windows Server 2008 R2

-      Windows 8

-      Windows Server 2012

Windows 7

When launched, the utility immediately checks the computer to determine if the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) is already installed. Windows AIK is a Microsoft tool that lets you deploy Windows operating systems to computers.

Note: The Windows AIK for Windows 7 can be installed on the computers running the following operating systems:

-      Windows 2003 SP2

-      Windows Vista SP1

-      Windows 7

-      Windows Server 2008

-      Windows Server 2008 R2

6.    Upon selecting the Windows 8 option, If Windows ADK is already installed, the utility will advance to the Select the Boot Kit    Method screen to let you continue creating the boot kit

If the Windows ADK is not installed the below prompt comes up informing that Windows Assessment and Development Kit (ADK) is required for this option

>   Click Next

>    If the Windows ADK (Assessment and Development Kit) is not installed on the machine then the below prompt comes up.

>    Click OK and then click Click here link on the previous screen to download the (Windows Assessment and Development Kit)

>    Install the Assessment and Development Kit ADK and click on Next

7.     During the start of the boot kit creation process the second option that can be selected is Windows 7 

8.    Upon selecting the Windows 7 option, If Windows AIK is already installed; the utility will advance to the Select the Boot Kit Method screen and will continue creating the boot kit.

If the Windows AIK is not found on the machine the below prompt comes up informing that Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 is required for this option

>   Click Next

>   If Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows 7 is not installed the below prompt appears

>   Click OK and then click Click Here on the previous screen to download the Windows Assessment and Development Kit (AIK) and click Next

9.    At this point there are two options available either create a bootable BMR ISO image or bootable BMR USB Stick

10.    To create the Bootable BMR ISO Image  select ‘Create Bootable BMR ISO Image’ and click on Next

>   Enter the path to the destination where the BMR ISO Image can be stored or accept the default path

>   Modify the name of the BMR ISO if required and click Next

Note: On this screen there is check box to specify the BMR image platform. If the required BMR is image is for x86 platform then x86 box can selected and for x64 the x64 box can be selected. If the BMR image should support both the platforms  then both the boxes can be selected.

11.    Select the desired language and click Next

 The driver pane is enabled and you can specify any additional drivers that you want to add (or delete) from the BMR ISO image.

Note: When integrating the VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter driver into the BMR ISO image, a possible conflict with the Windows ADK components exists. To avoid any conflict, the best practice is not to integrate this driver into the BMR ISO image.

a.    Include Local Drivers: Load the local critical device drivers (only oem drivers for NIC, FC, or SCSI) to the driver list. When clicked, the utility checks your computer to determine if there are any critical device drivers that need to be added to the BMR ISO image for this computer. If any critical device drivers are found, they are automatically added to the list.

b.    Add Driver: Browse to the drivers you want to be added to the driver list.

c.    Delete Driver: Remove any drivers selected from the list that you do not want added to the BMR ISO image.

12.    On the Specify drivers screen click on the Include local drivers tab and add additional drivers into the BMR ISO image and click Next

13.    Click on Finish once the BMR ISO Image is created

14.    Verify the Boot Kit is Created

15.    After the BMR ISO image has been successfully created, the Create Boot Kit utility displays a link to connect to the location where the image is saved. Verify the BMR ISO image is saved at that location. By default, the image is saved to the Libraries/Documents folder, with a default image name format consisting of:

_BMR___(Build xxx).ISO

Example:

D2D_BMR_x86x64_w8_r16.5 (Build 1234).ISO

Also refer to the below link to know how to create bootable BMR USB Stick in D2D 16.5

https://arcserve.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201983739

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